Ernest Everett Weeks

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ernest Everett Weeks, 72, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013, at his home in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Aug. 5, 1940, in Quincy, Mass., to Francis W. Weeks and Phyllis May Parnaby Weeks. He married Carol Jean Waitley on Nov. 25, 1961, at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Grandview, Mo., and she survives of the home.

Ernest was born in Quincy, Mass., and lived there until age 14. He moved to Milwaukee, Wis., with his parents until he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1959 and was discharged in 1962. Ernest had lived the last 40 years in Nevada. He made his living primarily as a truck driver. He had also worked as a retail store manager and an insurance salesman. Ernest was a member of the First Baptist Church. He liked to fish and build furniture and enjoyed traveling.

In addition to his wife, Carol, survivors include two sons, Jeff Weeks and his wife, Darinda, Nevada, and Steven Weeks and his wife, Donna, Valdez, Ark.; one daughter, Danna Brooks, Nevada; seven grandchildren, Emily Earnest, Nevada, Brittney Cabello and her husband, Josh, Valdez, Ark., Chase Brooks and his wife, Kerri, Talent, Ore., Gavin Weeks, Valdez, Ark., Gage Brooks, Tulsa, Okla., Davin Weeks and Drew Weeks, both of Nevada; one great-granddaughter, Brilynn Leer, Nevada; and three sisters, Carol Haluska, Pattie Weeks, and Linda Crathers, all of Naples, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Norma.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Rev. Hubert Fox officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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